Welcome to Will Kemp Online



Will Kemp is a writer of poems, short stories and fiction.


He has won the Keats-Shelley Prize (2016), the Cinnamon Short Story Competition (2015), the Cinnamon Pamphlet Competition (2014), the Debut Collection Award (2010) and the Envoi International (2010).  He has also been well-placed in other national competitions, coming second in the Poetry Stanza’s Stanza Competition (2011).


Will has had over 300 poems published in national journals, newspapers and magazines, including: Acumen; Aesthetica; Ambit; Envoi; The French Literary Review; The Guardian; The Interpreter’s House; Iota; Magma; The North; Obsessed With Pipework; Orbis; Other Poetry; Poetry News; The Rialto; The SHOp; Smith’s Knoll; The Times.


Cinnamon Press has published his first two full collections, Nocturnes (2011) and Lowland (2013), as well as his first pamphlet, The Missing Girl (2015).  Cinnamon will also publish his next two collections, The Painters Who Studied Clouds (2016) and In Another Life (2019).